Amazon recently announced a new feature coming to the Snowball Edge that could make it significantly more interesting: The ability to run local instances of EC2.
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Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: It’s always a good idea to enforce consistency for any environment as it leads to a predictable stack that better aligns architecture to reality. As a bit of a self-challenge, I wanted to write a set of PowerShell scripts that would use a defined list of configuration state values to […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: I’ve had a few readers send in questions around their iSCSI network design as it pertains to an ESXi environment. The main confusion is when to use multiple subnets for iSCSI, as opposed to VMkernel binding, based on various vendor documents and best practice guides. Let’s start with what VMware […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: My latest switch, the Cisco SG300-52, isn’t all that loud in the grand scheme of things. In fact, you can read about my experience with the switch, including noise meters, here. However, I like to keep my home office as quiet as possible because it shares space with my […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: One of the many design decisions surrounding an NSX implementation concerns the distributed switch (VDS) and how far it should stretch. Many folks create one large VDS and stretch it across clusters for simplicity’s sake, which is fine. Be aware, however, that VMs can be manually pushed around from […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: Not all virtual networks are going to be connected to the rest of the network in the exact same way; some Logical Switches, in fact, will want to talk directly over layer 2 to an existing VLAN-backed port group, or need to reach a gateway or service interface that […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: The first thing I wanted to look at was my vCenter plugin URLs. These are the addresses used to talk with the plugin. If they were hard coded using an IP address, they’d need to be updated to either a new IP address or a DNS name. I figured […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: During this year’s US based VMworld 2014 conference, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld crew to hear a variety of vendors discuss their products and solutions. One such company was SanDisk, or more specifically, the FlashSoft folks, around their collaboration […]
Wahl Network comments: The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) directory was recently updated with a new wave of candidates that have successfully participated in the Network Virtualization track. I am very happy to say that I am one of those folks who successfully went through the process and am now a double VCDX (data center […]